Updated: Mar 31, 2019
Johanne (24) is an up-and-coming pop artist from Norway who is about to release her first single, which is a cover of Ruben's - Walls! Who is she? read more below.
Johanne Pardalos is my younger sister who has recently decided to start making music!
She asked me if I would to produce for her and I gladly accepted. I think she has great potensial as a singer and I look forward to keep working with her. Can't wait for you all to hear her sing!
For those of you who don't know her, or want to know more, she has answered a couple of questions below:
What is music to you?
Do you have any interesting music related stories from your childhood?
I was always surrounded by music in my childhood. I grew up with two brothers who started making music early on. I was often involved in the music in some way, usually as a backup singer.
I used to live in Ireland for about five years, when I was in elementary school. I used to sing in church there when I was six years old. That was a big deal for me, but it was a lot of fun too! I loved the feeling I got after singing for a big crowd.
The first real concert I went to was one of my brother Geo's early gigs. His band played at a famous local pub called Garage. Years later I went to a big show here in Bergen and saw Avenged Sevenfold among other great bands. That was quite an experience!
It's safe to say that I have a broad taste in music. I listen to a lot of pop and r&b, and sometimes rock, metal, and even film scores and opera. I've seen Andrea Bocelli and Hans Zimmer, both quite spectacular in their own way. And speaking of movies, I'm also a huge Disney fan! I know loads of the old classic Disney songs. What inspired you to start singing? Those who know me, know that when there's music on, I'm singing to it. Often without even noticing.
The music I listen to inspires me a lot and the fact that my brothers are producing music made me curious and it want to be an artist myself. It started with me being involved in some of their projects. I loved doing harmonies and stuff and after a while I thought, why not try and do my own thing?
Do you find it challenging to be an artist?
I believe it's very challenging, but it's a challenge I want to take because I love doing it and I really want to try this for myself.
Have you got any music out yet?
Not yet, not my own stuff anyway, but me and brother, Geo, have something in the works.
First up is a cover song of Ruben's "Walls". A song that I like a lot.
When will it be out? My cover song will be out on April 12th, and there's gonna be an exclusive preview
on this website on my birthday which is April 1st, so stay tuned!
Do you write your own songs?
I haven't fully written any yet. I've tried before, but never did anything serious. I'm currently working on a song though, which is about a big personal experience from my life.
It's about independence, self motivation and finding yourself.